Skip to main content

Tak Yamashita Interview

Date: September 14, 2011
Location: Oxnard, California
Videographer: Tani Ikeda
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-365
03:49:12
36 segments
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to ""voluntarily evacuate"" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.
This interview is part of the Densho Visual History Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

36
RESULTS
rss


PART OF
Densho
Media Type
36
movies
Year
36
2011
Topics & Subjects
36
Japanese Americans
36
Oral history
1
Granada (Amache)
Collection
Creator
36
densho visual history collection
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Father's family background Segment 1 of 36 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Mother's arrival in the United States Segment 2 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Born in Torrance, California Segment 3 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Description of family home: Japanese-style bath Segment 4 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Moving to a ranch run by Japanese Americans Segment 5 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Attending elementary school Segment 6 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 7 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Visiting Japantown Segment 8 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Segment 9 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Description of family's farm Segment 10 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Description of mother Segment 11 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Father's hobby of distilling alcohol for holidays Segment 12 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Making mochitsuki for New Year's Segment 13 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Memories of holiday celebrations Segment 14 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Memories of seeing the Graf Zeppelin Segment 15 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Coping with the Great Depression Segment 16 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Participating in high school athletics Segment 17 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Recreational activities in high school Segment 18 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Dating and social activities Segment 19 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 20 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Moving inland after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 21 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Remembering a visit by the FBI Segment 22 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Disposing of possessions and deciding to move to Colorado Segment 23 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Traveling to Colorado by train Segment 24 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California "Voluntary evacuation" to Colorado Segment 25 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Settling in Greeley, Colorado Segment 26 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Working in Colorado Segment 27 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Visiting the Granada concentration camp, Colorado Segment 28 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Answering "yes-yes" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 29 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Working for a farmer in Colorado Segment 30 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Encountering prejudice in Colorado Segment 31 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Returning home to Los Angeles Segment 32 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Reestablishing a farm in California Segment 33 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Thoughts on redress Segment 34 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 35 of 36 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Tak Yamashita Interview
by Densho Visual History Collection
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Interview location: Oxnard, California Reflections Segment 36 of 36 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history